Avon Theater

426 N. Water Street,
Decatur, IL 62523

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rivest266 on February 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Opening date: November 28th, 1916.

rivest266 on May 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

I uploaded its grand opening ad in this theatre’s photo section.

CSWalczak on January 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

An article about this theater’s decision to dump 3D: View link

moulinrouge on August 20, 2006 at 12:57 pm

The Avon Threatre was recently remodeled within the last few years into the Avon Twin. Thankfully, the original construction was not chopped to pieces— the building next door was opened up to feature a second screen.

This is a fabulous, old-timey theater. Before each feature, a short cartoon or comedy is screened. From Mickey Mouse to the Three Stooges, owner Skip Huston wants to make sure his audiences enjoy a trip back in time while enjoying the films of today. At about every showtime, Skip will stand at the back of the theater and when a preview ends, he’ll shout out when the movie will be playing. Such a wonderful person who teems with the joy of owning his own movie theater. Don’t miss going to the Avon if you’ve never been. The ghost stories are worthwhile, too, even if you’re a non-believer, and Skip is always open to talk!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 19, 2004 at 1:24 pm

The architect of the Avon Theatre was R.O. Rosen, who designed the theatre to seat 1,080 in orchestra stalls and balcony levels.